Morpheus8: Superior Skin Treatment With Deeper Microneedling Using Radiofrequency
As you get older, your skin continues to showcase multiple signs of aging. Aside from wrinkles and fine lines throughout your face including on your forehead, near your eyes, and around your cheeks, you may also start to develop what facial plastic surgeons refer to as a “turkey neck” or “turkey wattle”. This is characterized by a noticeable hanging flap of loose skin that develops directly under the neck and extends to the throat. Unfortunately, women are more likely to develop a turkey wattle than men. Despite being a perfectly normal part of aging, many women are insistent about getting rid of their turkey wattle. For those clients who don’t want to go under the knife, however, there is another equally effective and minimally invasive procedure available: Morpheus8 skin treatment.
What Is Morpheus8 Skin Treatment?
As mentioned, Morpheus8 skin treatment, also known as Morpheus8 microneedling, is an innovative, minimally invasive, and highly effective form of treatment that can help to gradually reduce the look of and eventually eliminate a turkey wattle. Using enhanced microneedling and radiofrequency technology, cosmetic surgeons now have the ability to target deeper levels of skin than ever to manipulate and remodel collagen.
How Does Morpheus8 Skin Treatment Work?
Using a fractional technology Subdermal Adipose Remodelling Device (SARD), this process involves stimulating collagen production deep within the skin to help promote natural healthy skin cell regeneration, which also increases elasticity and reduces the external signs of aging.
Tiny microneedles that are attached to the device repeatedly and gently poke at the dermis without puncturing or damaging it, causing internal vibrations that actively reanimate dormant skin cells to nudge them to produce more collagen.
Morpheus8 vs. Traditional Microneedling
What’s the difference between Morpheus8 skin treatment and traditional microneedling? Despite the fact that both treatments share a few similarities and common goals like reducing the signs of aging, there are a few distinctions to be made.
- User can adjust the depth of the microneedles up to 4 millimeters deeper than any other microneedling device on the market
- Morpheus8 can be combined with other skin treatments like FaceTite and Fractora treatments
No need to heat up the skin
- Results are consistent, smooth, and quick
- Results take time to set in
- Not recommended for people with sensitive skin, pre-existing skin conditions like acne or psoriasis
- Microneedling involves puncturing the skin
What Skin Conditions Can Be Treated With Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a far more advanced and less invasive form of microneedling that can be used to treat a plethora of skin conditions aside from just sagging or loose skin. These include the following:
- Fine lines
- Crows’ feet
- Acne scars
- Keloid scars
- Contracture scars
- Sun damage
- Laugh lines
- Sagging jowls
- Loose skin
- Volume loss in the face
Morpheus8 is currently one of the most versatile, affordable, and convenient skin treatment procedures that the field of cosmetic surgery has to offer. And the best part is that it’s a non-surgical procedure, which means you can restore the youthful, wrinkle-free, and smooth skin you once had without having to go under the knife!
How Long Do Morpheus8 Skin Treatment Results Last?
Unlike microneedling, you should start noticing smoother and more youthful looking skin within the first three days of your initial treatment. Morpheus8 skin treatment results can last up to three months. With regular treatment, you can ensure that your skin will retain its tightness, elasticity, and volume without ever having to undergo a surgical cosmetic procedure.
Initially, you’ll notice minor changes to your facial skin. Around the three-week mark is when you’ll start to see more extreme results take shape. The three-month mark will showcase the final results at which point you should consider scheduling your next appointment to maintain the results.
Is Morpheus8 Skin Treatment Safe?
Naturally, safety is a top concern for many clients considering undergoing any type of new surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedure. At Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery, we take great pride in guaranteeing the utmost safety, privacy, and peace of mind of all of our clients. Dr. Gantous will take the time to carefully examine your skin condition and make the appropriate adjustments based on your specific needs. This is an outpatient procedure, which means it’ll be performed at our clinic which is highly sterilized according to our rigorous standards.
Morpheus8 microneedling is an FDA- approved skin treatment that’s designed to treat and correct a wide range of skin conditions. As such, it’s completely safe and effective for all skin types regardless of pigmentation or sensitivity. Your facial plastic surgeon will apply a topical anesthetic prior to starting the procedure to reduce the risk of irritation, pain, or discomfort.
Is Morpheus8 Microneedling Skin Treatment Painful?
Morpheus8 skin treatment is painless, although the level of sensation experienced depends largely on each individual client’s threshold for pain or discomfort. At most, you might feel a few slight pinches. Dr. Gantous will administer a topical anesthetic to help reduce or eliminate any uncomfortable sensations. The anesthetic can be adjusted according to your needs.
You might experience some tugging or pulling sensations on the skin, but this is perfectly normal given the nature of the procedure.
How Much Does Morpheus8 Skin Treatment Cost?
Similar to a number of other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, the cost of Morpheus8 skin treatment varies based on a few factors. The number one determining factor is the severity of the client’s skin condition along with the length and number of sessions required to treat it. On average, this procedure costs about $1,750 per session but the cost can range anywhere from $500 to $3,500.
What Are The Side Effects Of Morpheus8 Microneedling Skin Treatment?
During the recovery process, you may notice some of the following side effects after the procedure:
- Skin blistering
- An allergic reaction to the anesthesia
A little bit of bruising, redness, and swelling is normal for the first few days. But if these side effects persist or you experience any of the other side effects listed here, then please contact your facial plastic surgeon immediately for a follow-up appointment.
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery is completely committed to absolute top-notch client care. If you’re considering undergoing Morpheus8 skin treatment, we’d be more than happy to answer your questions. Schedule an appointment at our clinic today.